Study describes the impact of Indigenous women in Saskatchewan living with HIV

HIV has carried an enormous stigma since it was discovered. Although the stigma is lower than it was in the ‘80s and ‘90s, when any person with HIV or AIDS was generally an outcast and people were afraid to even touch someone who was positive for the diseases, there’s still a great deal of negativity surrounding those three letters and those who are tested positive tend to feel shame.

Morning Star Lodge has done a study on Indigenous women living with HIV, called Digging Deep. Women with HIV were interviewed and a few of those interviews are on YouTube.

The stories have a similar background with childhood abuse, neglect, and early introduction into drugs.

People who are struggling with an who have struggled with addiction are generally looked down upon by society, as the general thought is that a person chooses to do drugs and they could have easily chosen

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Giant leap for molecular measurements

Giant leap for molecular measurements
Laser pulses lasting for mere femtoseconds (one-quadrillionth of a second) are stretched to the nanosecond (one-billionth of a second) range. Credit: © 2020 Ideguchi et al.

Spectroscopy is an important tool of observation in many areas of science and industry. Infrared spectroscopy is especially important in the world of chemistry, where it is used to analyze and identify molecules. The current state-of-the-art method can make approximately 1 million observations per second. UTokyo researchers have greatly surpassed this figure with a new method about 100 times faster.

From climate science to safety systems, manufacture to quality control of foodstuffs, infrared spectroscopy is used in so many academic and industrial fields that it’s a ubiquitous, albeit invisible, part of everyday life. In essence, infrared spectroscopy is a way to identify what molecules are present in a sample of a substance with a high degree of accuracy. The basic idea has been around

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Mail-in ballots may decide close races

SAN BENITO — Local officials’ move to run city and school elections alongside the Nov. 3 general election is expected to draw higher voter turnout while record numbers of mail-in ballots might help decide close, crowded races.

In March, city and school district officials postponed elections originally set for May 2 based on Gov. Greg Abbott’s recommendations stemming from concerns of voter exposure to the coronavirus.

Now, amid higher numbers of new COVID-19 cases, voter requests for mail-in ballots have reached record levels.

At City Hall and school district offices, officials have contracted the Cameron County Elections Department to run the elections.

While the county is charging the city $19,800 to run the election, the district is paying $35,200, Elections Administrator Remi Garza said Wednesday.

Mail-in ballots reach record numbers

This year, mail-in ballots are expected to help decide close races.

“ We’ve already seen an increase in ballots by

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GM Leads In Shipping Jobs To Mexico; Company Shifting Focus To China

General Motors
is still shipping jobs overseas, President Trump’s Make America Great Again wishes be damned. The automaker was the number one company to ask for retraining assistance from the government due to jobs lost to offshoring, or imports, in 2019.

“What stands out to me from a study of the 2019 Trade Adjustment Assistance data is that a very large number of companies are offshoring production and jobs to other countries, even as their businesses were doing well,” says Jeff Ferry, chief economist for the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA), a DC think tank and

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How to manage your privacy and other settings in Microsoft Teams

You can review and tweak key options in Teams from the Settings screen. Here are the steps.


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Microsoft Teams offers a variety of settings through which you can configure your privacy, notifications, permissions, and other options. You can enable different themes, set the app to automatically start, turn on read receipts, set up notifications for different events, test your video and audio, configure your voicemail, and do much more. Let’s take a tour of the settings in Teams to see what you can do and how.

SEE: Video teleconferencing do’s and don’ts (free PDF) (TechRepublic) 

Open the Microsoft Teams app on your computer. From any screen, click your member logo at the top and then select Settings.

The General section of Microsoft Teams

In the General section, you can first choose your preferred theme among Default, Dark, or High Contrast.

Next, check the box to “Auto-start application,” if

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How to use an NVMe drive to upgrade your Mac’s SSD

If you’re not able to shell out $1000 or more for a new machine, you can squeeze out a few more years with a storage upgrade for some older MacBook Air or MacBook Pro models. Here’s how to do it.

This year, schools are offering in-person or virtual options. No matter which option your school is offering, the best new computer may be a computer that’s new-to-you.

Last year, we purchased a 2015 MacBook Air with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The problem is that 128GB is not large enough to meet the school’s requirements. They want 256GB or greater.

Upgrade MacBook Air

First, you’re going to need to gather the computer and parts. We found the 2015 MacBook Air and a 2017 MacBook Air on Craigslist.

Both years are essentially the same computer, with a speed bump in CPU MHz. We could have also found a

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